About Us


1st Choice Savings is the banking alternative for Southern Albertans, serving approximately 17,000 member-owners.

1st Choice Savings registered corporate office is located in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Our most unique feature is membership. When you bank with us, you are more than just a customer; you are a valued member-owner.   At 1st Choice Savings we are member-driven, not profit-driven. Rather than giving profits to select stockholders, we reinvest our income to expand the benefits for you.

The 1st Choice Difference…

We'll admit that 1st Choice Savings and the big banks have something in common - we both offer full-service banking and a wide range of financial services. That however, is where the similarity ends and the differences begin.

  • 1st Choice Savings is owned by its members. Anyone can join 1st Choice Savings, be an owner, and help chart the course for the future.
  • The 1st Choice Savings Board of Directors is elected by, and accountable to, the credit union membership, not some distant group of shareholders.
  • 1st Choice Savings is part of each community that we serve - and 1st Choice Savings is committed to helping our communities grow.
  • Everyone at 1st Choice Savings, including Member Service Representatives, Account Managers, and even the CEO, works for you. Their prime objective is to help you make your dreams a financial reality.

We're proud to say that most people still come to us referred by friends or family, or attracted by our reputation as a reliable provider of a full range of affordable financial services. In addition to our traditional in-branch services, we provide our members with convenient online, mobile and ATM banking services. We offer a full range of wealth management services, and we are recognized as a leading provider of financial services to Southern Alberta's diversified business and agricultural sector.


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